18 to 65 years old
spleen dysfunction, asplenia, vaccine
If your injury to your spleen was treated non-operatively, then you will receive a vaccination shortly after your diagnosis. If you underwent embolization or splenectomy surgery, then you will be scheduled to receive a vaccination about 14 days after that surgical date.
Blood draw before vaccination and four weeks later
Access to your medical records during the study to review your operative procedures, CT Scans, medical history and previous vaccinations. This review and all data obtained will be protected to the greatest degree possible.
Ages less than 18 and greater than 65
Initial planned nonoperative management patient who subsequently undergoes embolization or splenectomy will be withdrawn from the study.
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